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Bachelorette Gift Box DIY

‘Tis the season, you guys. In honor of the Bachelor finale this week, we bring you the Bachelorette party gift box!  Perhaps there’s no other rite of passage that I appreciate as much as this particular modern ritual. (As if  we needed another reason for a girls trip!) We chose these items for our bachelorette gift box imagining ourselves up in wine country or poolside in Ojai, but you can reimagine these boxes with just about anything in mind!  Headed to Tulum? Sub the rosé for mini tequila bottles and limes.  I like beauty …

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A DIY Braided Dog Collar for Cha Cha

What more could you ask for to get you over the hump of Wednesday than this cute puppy face?! Isn’t she adorable? This is Charlie, or Cha Cha as her closest friends like to call her, and she belongs to our resident photographer Katie.  Britt and I decided, a DIY braided dog collar was the perfect ploy to get to spend more time with this adorable ball of furry cuteness and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  You can keep reading for the full tutorial, but first: Anyone out there with kids have dogs? I’m having major puppy …

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10 Things To Do This Weekend

Is it just me or did this week seem extra long? We spent most of Sunday shooting this post, so I guess our week was truly extra long.  Aaron is headed to Houston for the Super Bowl today, so it’s a girls weekend for Parker and I!  We have a birthday party Saturday morning (Paw Patrol themed which is sure to be a hit!) and I’m heading out solo for a dinner party Saturday evening.  We will be watching the game with friends and family on Sunday, but our only other plans are to finish all of our unpacking.  We’ve been in our …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Favorite Books

Do you remember the first book that really made an impact on you?  I loved to read as a kid and fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie series. I would read them over and over until their pages were well worn and my mother, with a concerned look in her eye, forced me to the backyard with my sisters.  Little has changed– except maybe the amount of time I have to devote to reading– it’s still one of my favorite ways to unwind, to learn about new things, and to recharge.  We thought for this next round of our Real …

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